Because you can’t shop for one holiday without immediately being pushed into the next, but hey when you love to seasonally decorate as much as I do, it’s really just a jump start. When I was shopping back in early September for some new fall pillows at Pier 1 Imports, I found this turkey made from natural materials. I have never put a turkey in my Thanksgiving tablescapes with the exception of my actual turkey, but I really liked this guy because he’s not cheesy. However, I just wasn’t sure how I was going to include him. I decided to fill my antique dough bowl that I picked up at the Antique & Garden Show last winter with mini gourds, pumpkins, dried hydrangeas and then Turkey Tom front and center. The rest of the table just sort of came together a little bit at a time.
I bought this plaid blanket scarf earlier this year and just couldn’t seem to figure out how to wear it. I tried several different ways and I just couldn’t get it right. When I was going through all my fall dishes and serving pieces, I finally thought of where it would look best……my table! It adds another dimension of texture to the table and just screams “perfect fall plaid”.
Making an appearance year after year, my Royal Staffordshire transferware plates that my grandmother gave me makes my table feel like home. I have so many wonderful Thanksgiving memories at my grandparents’ table watching my grandfather carve the turkey, offer the blessing and telling funny jokes!
I found this antique horn carving set at my grandparents years ago. It couldn’t be a more perfect fit for my natural table. Here is a similar one on One Kings Lane.
This bowl was a gift from a dear friend last year for Christmas. Her brother-in-law is a master wood carver and creates the most gorgeous and exceptional bowls, trays, ornaments and so much more. I usually put this on my kitchen table with various fillers, but for Thanksgiving, I think it would be a perfect serving piece for rolls.
I wasn’t ready to give up on the dried hydrangeas just yet. They have been a part of my dining room decor since they were fresh for Baker’s 1st birthday party. Who knows?! They just might work their way into Christmas, too. Why mess with a good thing? I took the branches from my Halloween mantle and wired them into a swag with a other natural elements.
My friend Lisa (literally) picked up some cotton for me when she was at her home in West Tennessee. It really brought the mantle and table together.
Thanksgiving for us this year will be a little low-key, so this cozy, natural table will be just right.
Here’s a look at some Thanksgiving/Fall Tablescapes from past years: